3. (all usu. of prison sentences or other penalties) reduce, abridge, diminish, curtail, shorten; Law. compound, remit; mitigate, make less severe, relieve, assuage, alleviate, mollify, soften, allay; extenuate, palliate; compromise, plea bargain, Sl. cop a plea.
4. travel, drive back and forth, shuttle, take a bus, take a train.
-n. 5. Informal, commutation, ride, ride to work, trip, journey; travel distance, distance.
compact', adj. 1. dense, solid, firm, hard; close, tight, tight-knit, close-knit, impermeable, impassable, impenetrable; thick, heavy, thickset, stubby, squat, short, stocky; condensed, concentrated, compressed, packed together, squeezed together, crowded, overfilled, stuffed, cram-full, chock-full; bunched together, clustered together, clotted, stuck together, coherent, unified, as one; conjoined, conjunct, connected, combined, corporate, consolidated, united, solidified.
2. small, little, capsule, portable; tight, constricted, limited, narrow, close, snug; trim, tidy, neat, orderly, well-ordered, well-arranged, shipshape.
3. concise, succinct, summary, brief, short; capsule, summarized, condensed, compendious, synoptic; abridged, shortened, cut off or short; pithy, terse, tight, epigrammatic, laconic, pointed, to the point; curt, abrupt, short, cryptic, brusque, crisp, brisk, sharp.
-v.4. consolidate, condense, make dense, thicken, concentrate; pack together, press together, compress, tamp down, crowd together, squeeze together; reduce, shrink, shorten, abridge; constrict, narrow, lessen, limit, constringe, contract, draw in or together; join together, connect, unite, syncretize; combine, conjoin, knit together, interlace, intertwine; mingle, mix, blend, amalgamate, coalesce; fuse, alloy, melt into one; unify, merge; join forces, team up, become partners, corporate, associate, syndicate, confederate, ally.
5. cement, solidify, strengthen, reinforce, stabilize, make firm or stable; secure, affix, attach, link, clasp, hook, tie together, bind.
6. compose, make up, form, embody, incorporate, organize.
compact2, n. 1. formal agreement, contract, indenture, covenant, bond; concordat, treaty, alliance, pact, Rare, paction, convention; cease-fire, truce, cartel, entente, detente; mutual understanding, accord, accordance, concord, concordance, concurrence; conspiracy, collusion, league, confederacy, coalition, combination, union.
2. transaction, Inf. deal, bargain, arrangement, settlement; terms, conditions, stipulations.
3. promise, pledge, vow, oath, word of honor, parole, troth; gentleman's agreement, commitment, obligation, engagement; word, assurance, warrant, warranty, surety, security, guarantee, guaranty.
companion, n. 1. comrade, crony, chum, copain, sidekick, shadow, alter ego, Inf. pal, U.S. Inf. buddy, Sl. cully, Sl. Siamese twin; partner, counterpart, mate, helpmate, classmate, shipmate, messmate, teammate, playmate, housemate, roommate, Inf. roomie, Inf. other half, Obs. consort; associate, colleague, compeer, affiliate, co-worker, yokefellow, yokemate, Scot. and North Eng. marrow, Archaic, peer; fellow, confrere, brother, sister; ally, friend, acquaintance, amigo, Fr. ami.
2. assistant, aide, squire, coadjutor, coadjutress, an-cilla, auxiliary, helper, abettor; governess, matron, tutor, tutoress, nursemaid, nanny, (in Spain and Portugal) duenna; sitter, baby-sitter, au pair girl; guardian, tutelary, tutelar, shepherd, protector, protectress; escort, chaperon, attendant.
3. accompaniment, accessory, match, pendant, com-
- I hope she likes (= will like)the flowers.
I hope the bus comes soon.
- I hope she doesn't wake up.
- I was hoping you could lend me some money . . .
- I had hoped that Jennifer would become a doctor, but she wasn't good enough at science.
For the difference between hope, want, expect, wish, look forward to and wait,